EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Finding your lost pets just got easier as Animal Services joins forces with the Parks and Recreation Department.
Starting Tuesday, anyone who finds a lost pet can take it to one of five city parks which will scan for a microchip. You will be given the owner’s information which will help make it easier to connect them with their pet.
Every year, more than 26,000 pets are taken to the El Paso Animal Shelter but only 16 percent are reunited with their family.
Te shelter says it’s easier to reconnect pets with their owners if they are kept in the neighborhood where they were found instead of being taken to the shelter.
Microchip scanning will be available seven days a week from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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